Hunter & Melanie had their wedding at the beautiful Fairmont Methodist UMC and reception at Bogarts, both in Raleigh, NC. They had actually chosen the church, in part, from photos I had done for a previous wedding client here. With it being an older church in downtown Raleigh, it really has some lovely pools of natural light really makes for gorgeous wedding photography. Hunter gave me a huge surprise me when I arrived. He actually had a present for me which, I can honestly say, is a first on the wedding day. Imagine my reaction when I opened up the box and found a cupcake inside. So, let me thank the both of you again for really making my day!
Their day, for wedding photography at least, turned out wonderful with cloudy skies giving me a ton of flexibility on which locations I could use. Wedding photographers really love cloudy days because of the beautiful soft light we get to play with. The Fairmont Methodist UMC has a great courtyard with some of the most amazing light to work with. We dodged a few raindrops did some photography around the church campus then off to Bogarts in downtown Raleigh where I got to take the happily married couple out and around the architecture in downtown(which is a big favorite of mine). Back inside the wedding reception we got to enjoy a wonderful set of dances with the parents and, of course, the newlyweds. Bogarts did a wonderful job with hosting the wedding reception and everyone had an absolute blast dancing and celebrating with Hunter & Melanie! As things began to wind down, a few of the groomsman “prepared” the car as a final salute to the couple – which of course I got some cool photography of.
As it does tend to happen in this area, the skies cleared up after the wedding reception which gave us the chance to the go back out downtown and do some evening photography. I do need to clarify the wedding was on 10/24, so there was some Halloween activity going on in the form of a scavenger hunt – so hopefully the explains the zombies appearing in wedding photos.
DJ: Shannon Pake – Raleigh, NC
Flowers: North Raleigh Florist – Raleigh, NC
Cake: Wandaful Cakes – Raleigh, NC
As always, here are a few photos from the evening!